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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE.
CONSOLIDATED WITH THE HUMBOLDT ENTERPRISE , JUNE 23 , 1905.
Vol. II FALLS CITY , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , OCTOBER 6 , 1905. Whole No. 91
George Bliss Murdered.
George Bliss jr. , a son of Geo.
Bliss of this cit } ' was shot and in
stantly killed at WacondaSprings
Kansas last week. Tlie young
man , who was but twenty-two
years of age had gone to a dance
and while the dance was in pro
gress shots were heard in a barn
near the hall. Investigation was
made and the dead body of Bliss
was found lying on the floor. A
bullet had entered below the nip
ple , passed through the heart and
lodged under the skin at the back.
There is no clew to the murder
er although it is said that sever
al persons are under suspicion.
The father of the young man
was notified but was unable to at
tend the funeral which was held
at Cawker City , Kansas. In
speaking of the funeral , The
Public Record , a newspaper pub
lished at Ca , vker Cit } ' , says :
"Rev. Rarick spoke in part as
follows : " It is astonishing that
such a thing could happen is this
community which I have known
for 35 years of good moral stand
ing : and no matter what our
church or political affiliations
every citizen should unite to see
this can never happen again and
assist the sheriff and mayor in
bringing the villian to justice.
The public conscience of the
neighborhood is responsible for
* allowing Sabbath breaking and
ball playing. It has been toler
ated ; Who is to blame ? Look at
that young man in the cofiin , no
marks of dissipation an his faee.
We owe this to ourselves , to God
and his father and mother to
make the moral sentiment of this
place such that this thing could
not happen. And now , as the
friends pass around the cofiin , if
anyone here knew this 3oung
man I would like to speak with
them. Mr. Geo. Htitchins step
ped up and said ; "This young
.man's name is George Bliss. He
iacl been working on the poor
farm and begun work for me
August 31. lie was 22 years old.
His mother is dead and his fath
er and step mother live in Falls
City , Nebraska , lie was a widower
ewer , his wife having died last
February and he has a child 13
months old. His father-in-law
lives at Rule , across the river
from White Cloud. He was a nice ,
quiet inoffensive boy and after he
started to the dance last Saturday
night , came back to borrow fifty
cents. I asked him if that was
enough. He said , Yes. He had
not been drinking then and I
cannot find a person who will
say that he wns intoxicated and
was not despondent and no reas
on for taking his own life. "
The Falls City friends of the
murdered man will regret to learn
of his untimely death and trust
that his slayer may be brought
Later reports indicate that two
men have been arrested and being -
-ing held for the crime.
From Mr Lyford's Old Home.
The Neponset , 111. , Messenger
has this to say of Mr. V. G. Ly-
' Victor G. Lyford , a former
Neponset business man , but who
is now located in Falls City , Neb. ,
has been honored by the republi i-
cans of Nebraska , in securing the
nomination as one of the regents
of the University of Nebraska at
Lincoln. The republican state
convention at which Mr. Lyford
received the nomination was one
of the largest republican state
conventions ever held in Nebras
ka. Mr. Lyford's Neponset
friends hasten to congratulate
him and the indications point
very stroligly that he will be elect
ed. He was engaged in business
here for several years and took
keen interest in the welfare of
the town. He is at present su-
perintemlent of a Sunday school ,
president of a school board and
president of the commercial club
of Falls City , where he is a popular -
ular business man. "
To Test The Law. i
An action from Gage county
has been begun in the Supreme
court to test the constitutionality .
of the law extending the term of'01 '
office of the Register of deeds one
year. The Attorney General isU
of opinion that the law is good. I I
If the supreme court should soS [
hold the names of Mr. Riegcr
and Mr. Edwards will not be on
the ticket as Mr. Riegcr .vould
hold over another year.
Frightened To Death.
As Albert Maust was driving
his automobile up .the Gagnon
hill west of town Sunday , a horse
owned by Chas. Leister became i
frightened and fell by the post to
which it was hitched in front of
Judge Gagnon'b house. Upon
attempting to get the horse free
from the harness and buggy it
was discovered that it was dead ,
having died from fright. The
accident was greatly deplored b } *
Mr. Maust who was in no wise
responsible however having stop
ped the machine as soon as the
horse showed signs of fright.
Magnolia Ewalt and Frank
Schaible were married at the
home ot the bride's mother.
Mrs. Jennie Ewalt at GJJO :
o'clock Wednesday evening.
The ceremony was performed
by Rev. Griffin in the presence
of only the immediate relatives
of the bride and groom. The
bride is one of the best known
and most highly respected young
ladies of this city , and the
groom , who is a fine young man
in every re.-pect , is employed in
the Richardson County Bank.
The wedding was a surprise to
the friends of this worthy young
couple , but all unite in extend
ing the heartiest of congratula
Change at National Hotel.
On Sunday O. Andrews , who
has been in charge of the
National hotel , turned the prop
erty over to the owners and left
the city. For three years Mr.c
Andrews had labored faithfully
to make the hotel pay but the
returns failed to justify the ef
fort he was making. John' '
Ilinton. and George Hall are in
charge of the hotel for the pres
ent , or until the owners can
make other arrangements.
Company Will Incorporate.
A meeting of the stock holder
of the proposed Falls City. Syca
more Springs & Southwesten
Railway was held at the office o
Henry C. Smith in this city on
Saturday afternoon. After talk
ing over the situation at some
length an adjournment was tak
en until October llth at whicl
time the stockholders will nice
to incorporate , A large majority
of the stock has been subscribet
and the promoters of the roa <
imean business. It is intended to
push matters with all possible
dispatch as soon as the incorpor-
ation is affected. The promoters
are much pleased with the pro-
spects and it is said that the
people who live along the pro-
posed route are delighted with
sthe idea of getting railway ser-
vice and are inclined to do the
right thing by the company and !
to lend all possible support to the1 '
tproject. . It now appears as
though the road will surely be
The Mill Whistle.
, It sounds good to hear the
mill \ \ whistle every day. It
.sounds , like a sort of tenor to
the deep bass of the water works
whistle. It tells that there is
at least one manufacturing in
dustry in Falls City where
wheels are turning and men are
busy and things are being done.
Heacock & Son are getting the
.business well in hand and wag
ons loaded with "Magnolia"
nml ) "Crown" and "Suullour"
are , seen often ou the streets.
The proprietor- expect to make
some changes a n d improve
ments and to build up the high
est possible standard of excel
lence for the product of the
mill. Now , it is up to the people
ple of Falls City to give them
the proper encouragement.
Imitating Carrie Nation.
Last Saturday night some
oung bloods without the fear of
he law in their hearts undertook
o dislroy all the property within
heir reach at Barada After
illing up on forty rod whisky
hey proceeded to throw rocks
hrough the plate glass front of
Matt Schulcnbcrg's lunch room.
Six large windows were demol-
shed before they ceased. Some
> f the perpetrators of this out
age are known and the officers
ntend to prosecute them to the
extent. It is believed that the
ict was aided and encouraged by
ne of the personal enemies of
Mr. Schulenberg if such should
> rovc to be true a case will be
lied against them.
Wittrock for Supervisor.
The republicans ot the Fourth
district have nominated F. W.
Wittrock for supervisor. The
choice is conceded to be an ex
cellent one as Mr Wittrock is
one of the substantial fanners
ind stockmen of that district
and a man of good judgment
and business ability. He has
nade a success of his own busi
ness and will make a most cap
able and competent supervisor.
His friends and neighbors will
do themselves credit when they
give him a good , big majority.
. . . I
A Tragic Accident.
Charles Falloon , an older
brother of Edwin Falloon of this
cit } ' , was badl } ' injured by the
explosion of a blast in a mine in
Oregon several days ago. Upon
receiving notice of the accident
Mr. Falloon started immediately
for the scene of the accident
and took his brother to Portland
where an operation was perform
ed. ! Besides other serious injur
ies the injured man is rendered
totally blind. Mr. Falloon
brought his brother to his home
in this city the first of the week ,
where he will hereafter live.
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County Board Meets.
The county board met in re
gular session Tuesday morning
and has put in most of the week
in the allowance of claims. Claim ! '
aggregating $2600 were allowed
up to Thursday morning. Bridge
claims to the amount of $3000 are
yet to be disposed of. These
claims cannot be allowed at this ,
meeting unless money be trans-
fered from the general fund ii
which there is now $20,000 , as
there is but $ H > 00 in the bridge
fund. The board adjourned
Co-Operative Hotel Keeping.
A situation suggestive of >
comic opera is in control at the
National hotel. Last Sunday
evening 0. Andrews , the former
ie'proprietor of ihe hotel , left that
place with the statement that
supper would be the last meal
I served. This was not satisfac-
lory to the homeless boarders ,
so they took the matter up with
T. H. Miles , the owner o.f the
property , who told them to go
ahead and run the hotel. The
work has been divided among
the boarders as follows : John
IIin ton is bool black and cigar
boy ; L. A. Ryan is chef
and in charge of the dining
room girls : R , C. James is clerk ;
and George Hall head chamber
maid. Aside from the session
of the county board interfering
somewhat with Mr. Iliuton's
work and Larry Ryan's apti
tude in burning t Ii e boiling
water , things have been going
smoothly. James is thinking
of resigning as county attorney
as his time is fully taken up
with Ihe position as clerk. A
man who wanted some of the
Troy ball team arrested lor flirt ,
ing with his wife was franti
cally telephoning .1 a in e s to
come and draw the complaint ,
but the county attorney was
having troubles of his own in
inducing Ryan tn leave the
icitehen long enough to permit
nines to get away. The board
las been reduced to a dollar a
lay with shines thrown in. A
arge party are contemplating
aking a Sunday dinner with
Rule , Neb. , Sept. 27 , lKr ! ) > .
Falls City Tribune : In my
ast writing a mistake appeared
ivhich I would like to have cor-
ected. Where it reads , "tin ;
tore man would rather ship
hem in if he can get them laid
down at > 10 cents a bushel , " it
should read , "the store man
, vould rather ship them in if he
can get them laid down at 70
cents a bushel. " I would blame
10 store mini if he ships in pota
toes if he can get them laid
: lowu at 35 cents a bushel
cheaper than he can buy them
from the farmer. I know that
a store man has to benefit his
town trade , too , and would ask
no impudent price for my pro
Now I will give a little light
to 1 the country renters of the
Falls ] City company. My farm
er friends , why don't you stay
with the fanners and have free
talks all over the lines that we
are connected with ? Don't you
know that you cannot talk out
side the Falls City line unless
you pay for it ? Not only that ,
but if you talk over their toll
line , you have to pay for it ant
it belongs to the same company ,
For instance ; if Mr. Dubacl
will talk to his relative , L
Suess , who lives only a littl
over two miles away , but on tilt
toll line , he has to pay for it
If you , friends , would join ou
company you could talk free tc
an } ' place where we are con
nected. We are connected nov
with nearly all the towns w
cou d get free exchange with.
Falls City is the only town that
shuts us off We are still Knock
ing at the Falls City gate to
get in , but if they think they
don't need anybody else , we
farmers can get along without
the Falls City company. If they
force us to build our lines on the
other side of theirs over the
country , then we will let them
stay alone forever , but we hope
that we can join and keep
friendship with the Falls City
company and it would be easy
for us to connect with Falls
City if the business men would
assist us. Hoping that wo may
soon be united , I am ever your
HKHMAN KKOHLEK ,
Rule , Neb. , R. F. D No. 1
Two of the best games ot ball
ever played in Falls City were
wiled off between Falls City and
Troy Tuesday and Wednesday.
The game Tuesday was attended
by a large crowd and was tlis-
inctive largely because of the
nasterly pitching of Jarrot for
Aills City. He had everything
ind his quick breaking curves
lad the Troy batters jumping
even ways for Sunday.
' 'alls City , 1 0 II 0 0 I t 0 x II
[ Yoy , 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-U
Hits , R C. 7 , Troy 3. Home
Run Jarrot. Struck out Jarrot 7 ,
Wakeficld 'J. Batteries Jarrot and
'Gleet , Wakeficld and Chappel.
The second game was a very
, ' \citiug contest and kept the
arge crowd in a state of great ex-
itcment. The umpire was quite
msatisfactory and caused such a
oar b'calling Jarrot out in the )
light after making a clean home
un that he was forced to resign. |
Ruegge pitched a inagnificient
game and was well backed up by
he entire team. John Holland
in first and the out field partift
ularly distinguished themselves.
Twice Troy had splendid chances
f winning the game but failed
n one instance by batting into a
louble play executed by Foster
ml Holland and again by having
base runner caught napping
ivhcn Poteet snapped the ball to
sco HI ; .
'nils ' City 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 I
i'roy . 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 I-.1 !
Hits , Falls City 10 , Troy 5.
Struck out Ruegge 2 Kitig 3.
Two base hit , Jarrot. Three base
lit , Holland , home run Holland.
batteries Ruegge and Poteet and
King and Chappel.
The annual meeting of the
Nebraska Federation of
Women's clubs was held at Lin
coln this week commencing on
Tuesday and adjourning last
evening. The Falls City clubs
were represented by the follow
ing delegates :
Sorosis , Mrs. P. S. Heacock.
Mrs. C. G. Hargrave ; Shakes
peare club , Mrs. T. J. Gist , Mrs.
C. F. Reavis ; Woman's ciub ,
Mrs. W. M. Wilson , Mrs. Clyde
Johnston ; Friends in Council ,
Jennie Keim , Mrs. Nellie Stan-
Will T. Fen ton went to Omaha
yesterday and will return home
the first of the week acccompa-
nietl by Mrs. Fen ton , who has
spent the past few weeks at St.
Joseph's hospital Mrs. Fenton's
many friends rejoice that she is
sufficiently restored to health as
to enable her to return home and
trust her recovery mav be perma
nent. Dawson Newsboy-
Will and John Murphy had
quite an exciting runnaway as
they were starting home from
school Friday evening. T h e
buggy was badly demolished and
the horse somewhat severely cut
by jumping through the wire
fence. The boys escaped injury
other than a severe shaking up
and a bad fright. Dawson News
Ex-President Clevland wil' ' de
liver the address upon the un
veiling of the J. Sterling Mor
ton monument at Nebraska City
October 14. It is intimated that
Clay Davis and Sam Kinunel will
be on the reception committee.
Arnold Schueltz of Ilumholdt
was in this city Tuesday and
made us a pleasant call. Mr. S.
is one of the prosperous farmers
of Humhotdt precinct and owns
one of the model homes in that
William Tjadfti was a west end
Carl Sedylmaycr returned Fri
day from St. Joe.
Prof. R. L. Ho IT came down
from Ilttmboldt Saturday.
D. S. Ilarbaugh of Miles ranch
spent Sunday in this city.
Ike Harris was down from
Stella on business Saturday.
Freda Senner loft Tnesnay for
Kansas City to spend a few days.
Mrs. Ann Evans spent this
week with friends in Kansas City.
C. F. Reavis attended to legal
matters . in Pawnee county Mon
C. F. Reavis made a business
visitor to Lincoln the first of the
D. D. Griffith and wife of Ver-
tlou were business visitors here
Josh Lord of Salem was looking
around the corners in this city
Mrs. D. D. Reavis is in Lincoln
this week the guest of Mrs. H.
John Ross and wife spent Sun
day in Verdon , the guests of Will
Ross and fanu'ly.
Mrs. M. Senner left this week
for Sabetha , to spend several
days with relatives.
Lillian Oswald left Saturday for
Omaha to attend the Ak-sar-ben
and visit lOlla Miller.
John Tighe of Dawson was
among those who spent Sasurday
in this city on business.
Mrs. O. Andrews left Sunday
for Kansas City to visit her
daughter , Mrs. E. R. Rich.
Mrs. Chas. UurkhaHcrof ISvan-
ston , Wyoming , was the guest of
Mrs. C. F. Reavis last .veek.
Mrs. W. E. Goolsby came down
from Verdon and spent Saturday
with her aunt , Mrs. Frank Adams
If we were to find fault with
nature , we would criticize her
for not making hedge balls good
Abe ScfT , wife and children left
Friday for Omaha to spend a few
days and celebrate the Jewish
Did the oldest inhabitant ever
note a finer fall than Nebraska is
now being blessed with ? You are
not compelled to go to California
The ladies of the Christian
church added eighteen dollars to
their treasury by the ten cent tea
held at the home of Dr. Houston
Mrs. Sue DeWald returned the
latter part of the week from Ver
don where she was caring for her
daughter , Mrs. M. D. Lum , who-
has been very ill.
Mrs. Robert Crichton and little
daughter Isabel , returned to their
home in Auburn Friday , after
spending several days the guest
of the lormers sister. Mrs. Ed-
Jake Tanner returned from Syc
amore Springs , where he has
spent ten days testing the heal
ing qualities of the water. We
are glad to announce that he is
Hon. II. D. Weller came down
from Stella Saturday to attend
the meeting of the republican
county central committee. lie
remained over Sunday for a visit
with friends in this cit } .
Fred Wylie left Thursday night
of last week for Greenriver , Wy
oming , to work for the Union
Pacific express , Frank Wylie
will fill the vacancy here. Fred
ordered The Tribune sent to
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